Definition of memo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmemō/

noun (plural memos)

A written message, especially in business.
Example sentences
  • An unnamed official was so alarmed by the draft that he wrote a highly unusual memo of protest.
  • He wrote a memo to his subordinate ordering a full and immediate investigation.
  • Please write a short memo advising the Senator whether she should vote for the law.


Early 18th century: abbreviation of memorandum.

Words that rhyme with memo


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Syllabification: mem·o

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